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D. Kinsey Twist Handle Engine Turned Coin Silver Master Butter Knife
Silver : Coin Silver : Serving Pieces

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3783f   This item is currently being auctioned


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The mark on this 8" long, 1.2 T. oz., master butter knife is "D. Kinsey," for David, who along with his brother Edward were major silver manufacturers in 19th century Cincinnati, both singly and in partnership.

Cincinnati Silver 1788-1940 indicates that David operated alone following Edward's death in 1861, and himself died in 1874, dating this to that time span.

These dates conform with the style which is mid 1860s, with a thick, twisted handle set at a right angle to the blade.... Click for details

five Durgin CHRYSANTHEMUM teaspoons
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2390   $195.00


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length 5 3/4 inches, weight 6.19 Troy ounces, fine condition, monogrammed as shown in third enlargement.

Readers of our little web page know that we're obsessed with comparison shopping, but we were slightly shocked to find just one lone Chrysanthemum teaspoon (item 123611846786) had recently sold on the big bad auction site for 49 American moneys. Holy guacamole!

William Faber & Sons Bright Cut Aesthetic Sterling Silver Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3780f   $52.00


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A name of note among 19th century Philadelphia silver manufacturers, William Faber, later joined by his sons, produced items of high quality and lasting appeal.

This substantial sized gravy ladle, 7 1/2" long, 2.0 T. oz., with a 2 5/8" wide, 1" deep, oval bowl is a case in point.

It is distinguished by its extensive bright cut engraving that appears on a rounded end "Antique" handle, and additionally in the bowl with double vee shaped grooves and scalloped shoulders.

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Two Whiting "Lily of the Valley" Blunt End Sterling Silver Place Forks
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3777f   $42.00


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Each of these two forks measures 7" long and, while not identical, are matching.

The pattern is Whiting's 1885 high relief "Lily of the Valley" with blunt ends.

One of the two has a script "S" monogram on the handle reverse, weighs just under 1.1 T. oz., and is marked with the Whiting "lion" logo and "Sterling."

The other one is monogrammed "E.A. McKee" in Old English lettering, weighs 1.2 T. oz., and in addition to the lion and standard marks, is stamped for the retailer, "T.C. Tanke,"... Click for details

Georg Jensen sterling candle holder 601A
Silver : Sterling : Hollowware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2389   (to order, send email)


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height 2 1/4; diameter of base 2 3/16 inches, weight 3.05 Troy ounces, base shows some evidence of a candle having been pushed down too hard (see third enlargement) but we may say that it's in fine condition when viewed from above!

Gorham LOTUS berry spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2388   $175.00


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length 9 3/8 inches (3 1/8 inches across bowl) weight 2.85 Troy ounces, monogrammed "R" (script, reverse), fine condition, reasonably priced, gilt bowl, see third enlargement for marks.

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Wendell "Ariel" Cherub Figure Sterling Silver Sauce or Gravy Ladle
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3776f   This item is currently being auctioned


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A rarely found, late 19th century design produced by the Chicago silver firm of Wendell Manufacturing Company, "Ariel" is a highly expressive pattern.

The central element is a cherubic-looking figure set against a dense, decorative background. It is strongly reminiscent of Dominick & Haff's "Labors of Cupid," which it predates by five years, 1895 vs. 1900, and somewhat akin to Gorham's 1888 "Versailles."

It is a multi-motif line, meaning the figural representation varies between... Click for details

Wood & Hughes "Zephyr" Solid Sterling Silver Small Cake Saw
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3775f   $120.00


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Small, or even diminutive, for a cake saw, and charmingly so, this piece measures 8 11/16" long and weighs 1.3 T. oz.

It has a long, relatively narrow, blade, with a sawtooth upper edge, which is the requisite component for the form.

The pattern is Wood & Hughes' 1870s "Zephyr," which is a Renaissance Revival or Moorish inspired design. Indeed, the blade front on this is engraved in an arabesque pattern, which has Islamic style origins.

There is a fancy Old English "J" monogram... Click for details

Shiebler sardine fork model 2552 with applied seaweed,
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

Bruce Cherner Antique Silver  
2387   $1,295.00


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sea creatures and granulated "sand" decoration, length 6 1/4 inches, weight 1.73 Troy ounces, excellent original condition, no monogram.

One factor which ultimately contributed to the demise of his firm was that George Shiebler's best designs were difficult to execute and costly to produce. Not many of these forks were made, and the surviving examples vary in quality and condition.

This is the finest one we've ever had the privilege to offer. The gilt tines are uniform in color,... Click for details

S.D. Brower & Son "Medallion" Coin Silver A. L. Vanderheyden Teaspoon
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3772f   $28.00


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Sperry Douglas Brower, operating in business with his son Walter, was an Albany manufacturer of repute and substantial size. Examples of his work are readily found, although that is not the case with his circa 1864 "Medallion" pattern, as instances of it rarely surface.

This piece is a 5 7/8" long, just over .8 T. oz., teaspoon that features a right facing female figure.

The bowl is pointed and has a broad tip. The backside is plain except for "A.L. Vanderheyden," a name with regional... Click for details

International "Royal Danish" 3 Piece Sterling Silver Youth Set
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3771f   $90.00


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Comprised of a 6 7/8" long knife with a hollow silver handle and stainless blade, a 6 1/4", 1.0 T. oz. fork, and a 5 3/4" .9 T. oz. spoon, this group is an original youth set in International's 1939 "Royal Danish" pattern.

Never monogrammed and in barely used estate condition, all three pieces are without wear or flaw and have bright, even, finishes.

The fork and spoon are marked "International," "Royal Danish," and "U.S.A.," while the knife is imprinted "International Stainless" on the... Click for details

Gorham Special Order Large "Kummel" Sterling Silver Liquor Tag
Silver : Sterling : Smalls

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3770f   $68.00


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This liquor tag was produced by Gorham in 1910, stamped on the reverse with the company "lion, anchor, G" emblem, a date symbol for the year, the word "Sterling," and the letters "TGR," indicating this is special order (or sample) item.

It is an unusual piece in several regards.

First is the above noted fact that, as a special order, it is essentially one of a kind, or few at most. Second is its size, which is large for this sort of item, measuring 3" by 1 1/2", and weighing approximately... Click for details

Tiffany "Florentine" Sterling Silver "Baby" Spoon
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3768f   $42.00


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Issued at the turn of the 20th century, Tiffany's "Florentine" takes its name from the city whose identity is synonymous with the Italian Renaissance, and its decorative elements mirror that style period.

The use to which this 5 7/8" long, heavy at 1.1 T. oz., teaspoon was put is without question as the handle is engraved "Baby" in script.

In good overall condition, retaining clear pattern detail and without damage, it does show overall wear, particular so in the bowl which has some... Click for details

Three Duhme & Co. Mid 1800s "Fiddle Tipt" Sterling Silver Teaspoons
Silver : Coin Silver : Flatware

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3766f   $38.00


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Each of these three, matching, spoons is marked "Sterling," "925/1000," and "Duhme & Co.," for the premier 19th century Cincinnati firm founded by Herman Duhme in 1843.

Measuring 5 7/8" long and weighing 1.8 T. oz. the set, they are in a broad "Fiddle Tipt" pattern which is a characteristic design for the region, along with high, pointed shoulders off the bowls.

Never monogrammed, they are in choice condition, showing no wear, with well-shaped bowls that are free of dents, bends, or tip... Click for details

Old Gorham "Buttercup" Solid Sterling Silver Cake Saw
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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3765f   $225.00


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A 9 7/8" long, 2.5 T. oz., item, this cake saw is an early production example of Gorham's "Buttercup" pattern, marked with the company's "lion, anchor, G" emblem, "Sterling," and "Patent 1900."

It is solid silver, with a flat handle, and upper sawtooth edge blade, which is the defining characteristic of this form. The shoulders are embellished with the same leaf and flower components as the design.

There is a flowing script "LMcC" monogram on the handle front.

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Arthur Stone sterling food pusher, cut out elephant
Silver : Sterling : Flatware

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2386   $95.00


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length 2 3/4 inches, weight .53 Troy oz., fine condition, craftsman George Erickson, monogrammed as shown.

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